In the near future, Lokomotiv looks like it will lose the man who was invited in the summer to build a leading European club. A few hours before the match between Loko and Lazio in the Europa League, The Athletic rolled out an inside story that the director of sports and development of the Moscow club, Ralph Rangnick, had agreed to become the head coach of Manchester United, reports footballpink.net.
Rangnick has agreed with the management of Manchester United on a contract until the end of May 2022. It remains to get Lokomotiv’s consent, but no difficulties are expected here. For making bets in 2022 matches, check out Best Betting Apps UK.
United are slated to find another coach at the end of the season, while Rangnick will remain with the club as a consultant on a two-year contract. Insider Fabrizio Romano adds that future work as a consultant was one of the conditions of the German.
It will take time for Rangnik to obtain a work permit in the UK. Therefore, in Sunday’s league match against Chelsea, he will not be able to lead Manchester United. It is logical to assume that this will be done by Michael Carrick, appointed and. O. head coach after the dismissal of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
What is Rangnick famous for
Rangnick did not have a great playing career. As a coach, he took Hannover to the Bundesliga, won the Intertoto Cup with Stuttgart, took the German Cup with Schalke and took this team to the Champions League semifinals.
One of the most successful periods in the coaching career of the 63-year-old German was his work at Hoffenheim (2006-2010). Under him, this team made it from the regional league to the Bundesliga.
Since 2012, he has worked for the Red Bull clubs Salzburg and Leipzig. There he was a sports director (the official title of the position is football director). But when necessary, he temporarily returned to coaching – this happened twice in Leipzig.
In Germany (and in Europe as a whole) Rangnick has great authority both as a coach and as a manager. Jurgen Klopp, Thomas Tuchel and Julian Nagelsmann spoke of him as a person whose ideas inspire them.
What they say about Rangnick’s possible departure
Olga Smorodskaya, former president of Lokomotiv:
“Rangnick was not going anywhere … But if he really leaves, then this is some kind of setup of poor Lokomotiv.
Nikolay Naumov, former president of Lokomotiv:
“There will be nothing surprising in Rangnick’s possible departure. Moreover, in addition to Manchester United, there will be others who want to see Ralph. Rangnick is a businessman from football and a merchant, the more countries and spheres he covers, the more he earns. There is nothing to be surprised at.
He will leave his people for Lokomotiv and they will work. He thinks it’s okay. Well, yes, I came, earned money here, left people and left. Zorn and the team will stay, do their job, and he will advise. Rangnick can handle everything, the invisible hand of capital in football. Now they will bring players to England, they will send them here. I repeat, the more countries it covers, the better. ”